Pioneer saltmarshes

English name: Pioneer saltmarshes

Description (English)

Saltmarshes at the lowest level of non-aquatic angiosperms; vegetation open and very species-poor, typically with Salicornia spp. or Spartina spp., less often with Arthrocnemum spp., Aster tripolium, Sagina maritima, Salsola kali or Suaeda spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.55
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aster tripolium
Flowering Plants Sagina maritima
Flowering Plants Salsola kali
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aster tripolium Flowering Plants
Sagina maritima Flowering Plants
Salsola kali Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.2 Perennial salt pioneer swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.1 Annual salt pioneer swards narrower
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.3.2 Townsend's Cord-grass type n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H26 Saltmarsh: dense/continuous overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H24 Saltmarsh: scattered plants overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.55 Pioneer saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.65 Pioneer saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.65 Pioneer saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.65 Pioneer saltmarshes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.61 Pioneer saltmarshes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.2 Perennial salt pioneer swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.1 Annual salt pioneer swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.1 Annual salt pioneer swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.2 Perennial salt pioneer swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.1   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.2   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.1   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.2   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.2   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.1   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.12   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.11   narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMU.Smpio Saltmarsh (pioneer) same
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